Under the Dome

Season 1 Episode 2

The Fire

59
Aired Monday 10:00 PM Jul 01, 2013 on CBS
7.4
out of 10
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201 votes
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As the reality of their situation settles in, the townspeople's tempers start to fray. Meanwhile, Big Jim sends Reverend Coggins to remove the evidence from Duke's house, and Junior stalks Barbie.

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  • WAY TOOOO MUCH ADVERTISING!

    8.0
    Trying to watch Episode 2 - FIRE - but watch only about 3 minutes of the show and 10 minutes of ads. Any way to avoid this. I love UNDER THE DOME.
  • Clever!

    9.5
    I'm addicted. I have watched episodes 1-4 and I cant pull my self away from the screen. This is almost as good as Jerico (before the government shut it down and took it off the I'm enthused to see how far this series will go.. I hope it plays out like Burn Notice. Would love to see this show for years to come. Enjoy ya'll!
  • Yep, they're still under the dome...

    4.5
    Oh, UNDER THE DOME! How did you go so wrong? After a quite riveting pilot episode, this one has so many problems I don't even know where to start. But I'll try. First of all, ugh. Voiceover. We get a show-opening recap from Rachelle Lafevre, who admittedly has lovely speaking tones as she proves later, when she becomes the New Voice of Chester's Mill; suck it DJ Dude but it is not at all well done. The art of the voiceover is a delicate one, and sadly Under the Dome doesn't get it right; they're aiming for BURN NOTICE, but what they end up with is Miley Cyrus narrating events in SO UNDERCOVER. And then it's all just kinda downhill from there.



    In particular, the fire. Now, look, I understand that fire can be a fickle danger, but that house goes up like it's been doused in kerosene and then it doesn't occur to ANYONE to, I dunno, spray some water on it? Until Barbie the Mysterious Anti-Hero shows up? Sure, set him up as our Savior, thanks for that show, but between teenage Joe being the only one smart enough to calculate how big the barrier might be and then Barbie being the only one quick-thinking enough to PUT WATER on A FIRE, I'm having a hard time wishing these town citizens well.



    Also, let's talk about Linda saving Creepy Reverend Undertaker. She has clearly learned nothing from her fire fighter fianc, going into a smoke-filled house upright, and not even checking the temperature of doors before blasting her way in. Hell, forget the fire fighter fianc, did she never see BACKDRAFT? I'd also like to know exactly how Big Jim bulldozing the burning house helped matters? "The fire's just going to keep jumping!" oh, wait, unless a guy in a big metal contraption which conducts heat, remember comes by and slowly manages to demolish it, which we don't see actually get accomplished, because it most probably can't be done.



    I won't say I hated this episode, not entirely. But I will say that this was a disappointing sophomore outing from a show I had already prematurely, it seems thought better of. Still, onwards to next week the season is young, and there is now a lot of scope for improvement.



    Full review at GEEK SPEAK MAGAZINE -moreless
  • GREAT SHOW

    10
    I can't wait to see next weeks show, I just Love the DOME....
  • The "Barbie" Mystery

    7.0
    After a pretty strong pilot episode this one lags. There's several bad things brewing and a town crisis resulting from the "good" reverend's actions. Nothing, however, deeply involving, except the mystery surrounding Barbie deepens with a flashback to an earlier altercation. Though I don't remember this from reading the book (which was a while back) it portends to be an important why as to how this character came to Chester's Mill and what he's about. It's interesting to see the bright kid already figuring out a few facts about the dome such as it's approximate circumference as well as discovering that it's semi-permeable. Otherwise a holding pattern with light additional character development. Here's hoping the next episode ramps it up as I am more curious, especially as related to the Barbie character.moreless
Mike Vogel

Mike Vogel

Dale "Barbie" Barbara

Rachelle LeFevre

Rachelle LeFevre

Julia Shumway

Natalie Martinez

Natalie Martinez

Deputy Linda Esquivel

Britt Robertson

Britt Robertson

Angie McAlister

Alex Koch

Alex Koch

Junior Rennie

Colin Ford

Colin Ford

Joe McAllister

Ned Bellamy

Ned Bellamy

Reverend Lester Coggins

Guest Star

Joe Knezevich

Joe Knezevich

Freddy

Guest Star

Kevin Sizemore

Kevin Sizemore

Paul

Guest Star

Samantha Mathis

Samantha Mathis

Alice Calvert

Recurring Role

Mackenzie Lintz

Mackenzie Lintz

Norrie Calvert-Hill

Recurring Role

Beth Broderick

Beth Broderick

Rose Twitchell

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • At approximately 7:45 minute mark, the military vehicle on the right side of the screen has its front wheel parked on the line that represents the "dome" perimeter.  If this were the case, the front of the vehicle would be flattened as was the delivery truck.

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Phil: Now why is it that engineers always act superior to DJs?
      Dodee: Because we're smarter, Phil.

    • Big Jim: Well, sorry I didn't get to you sooner, Rose. I had to make sure the nursing home and the clinic are taken care of.
      Rose: Are you kidding me? If you're not careful, people are going to start calling you Santa Claus. Oh, god bless you, Jim Rennie. How much do I owe you?
      Big Jim: Ho ho ho.

    • Julie: So what makes you think these guys are under orders not to talk to us?
      Barbie: Because they're not talking to us.

    • Ben: Where'd that guy come from?
      Joe: Definitely not from around here.
      Ben: How do you know?
      Joe: 'Cause he's cool.

    • Ben: What if we're trapped in here forever? I'll never get to make out with Mila Kunis.
      Joe: I don't think this thing is the only thing keeping that from happening.
      Ben: Just think about it. We could have met every girl we're ever going to meet.
      Joe: That is so depressing.

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